Satan is a deceiver. We all know that. But how does he do it? In the last blog I discussed the "wiles" of the enemy. If you haven't read Part 1, I highly suggest you stop reading this, and go back and read it first because I lay a firm foundation concerning Satan's methods of attack. For the sake of this current blog, we will discuss deception and how the enemy uses deception to defeat Christians.
Revelation 12:9 says that Satan deceived the entire world! Yikes! If he does that, we need to be forewarned that he is on the prowl NOW to deceive you and me. If you think about the word "deception" we easily picture someone ( like ourselves!) believing that a lie is to be the truth. Someone who is deceived is convinced that right is wrong and therefore wrong is right. If Satan can convince us that God is a liar, that He will not watch over His Word and perform it, and that God cannot be trusted...then we have been deceived!
Demons are constantly at work attempting to cause us to believe that God is a liar and cannot be trusted. If we believe his lies, then we can conclude why unbelief structures are erected in our lives, over our businesses, families, churches, etc. Satan perverts God's Word. We must be on guard! We must be determined to believe ONLY what God says and not be seduced by Satan's "wiles" to cause us to believe otherwise.
Test the Spirits
We must learn to test the spirits that speak out of a man or a devil. Believe me, there are many ministers that do not believe that God heals today. But He does! He states in His Word that He is our Healer! How do we do test the spirits? Well, we test by using the Word of God. 1 John 4:1 states, " Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world."
Many preachers and teachers are falsely prophesying. Precious believer, if someone is teaching that God does not heal, bless, and restore His children, then that teacher is falsely prophesying. I believe that many of God's teachers have been deceived by the enemy. We need to pray that their eyes be opened to God's truths. We need not condemn or judge them, but rather pray for them. For us, we need to simply continue to test the spirits and align ourselves completely with God's Word.
Our enemy will attempt to deceive us and tell us that God is to blame for our sickness. But God does not put sickness and disease on His children. He does not put sickness on us to teach us a lesson. Our God is a good God. He is our Healer. He is our Deliverer! He is our Provider!
Dear believer, let's clothe ourselves today with God's full armor and live in the victory that has been provided for us at the Cross! Believe and agree with the Word of God. Be healed today. Be delivered today! Be restored today! Put the enemy under your feet and take every inch of your Promised Land!
I believe!!!! I know you do also!!!